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Ontario delays start date of retail cannabis sales

Toronto | Reuters — Ontario’s newly elected Tory government said Monday it will delay the start date of recreational marijuana sales in the province and will allow private retailers to sell cannabis rather than government-run stores. Ontario will allow private retailers to sell recreational marijuana starting on April 1, officials from the province’s Progressive Conservative […] Read more


Roundup cancer verdict sends Bayer shares sliding

    Frankfurt | Reuters — Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about US$14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay US$289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller and cancer. After the verdict […] Read more

USDA expects record soy production, corn yields

Chicago | Reuters – The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday raised its outlook for domestic corn and soybean harvests by a more than expected amount due to good weather during key phases of development. The increased domestic projections, which pushed futures markets sharply lower, will boost the U.S. soybean stockpile to its biggest ever while […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybeans dip after weather-led gains ahead of USDA report

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures retreated on Thursday after two sessions of gains in a profit-taking and position-squaring setback ahead of Friday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report. Corn also slipped as traders moved to the sidelines ahead of the closely watched report, the first of the season to include field surveys […] Read more

Early harvest pressures Prairie barley prices

CNS Canada — Barley prices in Western Canada are falling as an early harvest is weighing on values. “Prices have moderated here,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities Ltd. Lethbridge, Alta. The surprise rally from last week ended as quickly as it began. Prices which started last week at about C$250 per tonne were […] Read more